July 9th, 2022 8:30pm
Performer: Tod Dickow with Charged Particles
Astronomy Speaker: Dr. Steph Sallum (UC Irvine)
Tod Dickow with Charged Particles
Charged Particles is very pleased to be joining saxophonist Tod Dickow to perform concerts celebrating one of the most important musicians in the history of jazz: Michael Brecker. Tod Dickow has worked with many top artists such as Ella Fitzgerald, Nancy Wilson, Harry Connick Jr., Steve Allen, Terry Gibbs, Frank Sinatra Jr., Dave Brubeck, and Maceo Parker.
The most exciting and creative music being made today crosses stylistic boundaries and blends diverse traditions to create engaging new sounds. Charged Particles features three of the country’s virtuosos doing just that in the electric jazz arena. Greg Sankovich is a keyboard wizard on the piano. Aaron Germain is an inventive and sophisticated acoustic and electric bassist. Along with fiery drummer Jon Krosnick, these players are making some of the most electrifying jazz in the country today.The trio’s repertoire blends jazz with elements of Latin music, funk, classical music, and other genres. The group’s original compositions are mixtures of complex orchestration and elaborate improvised solos. The band brings a similar approach to playing arrangements of tunes by other jazz artists and traditional jazz standards by the composers of America’s most popular songs from decades ago, each played with a new twist. All of the trio’s music has a distinctly acoustic sensibility, despite the members playing both electric and acoustic instruments. The group’s small size allows for sensitivity and spontaneity among the players, making each performance an enchanting improvisational exploration. The band’s energy level is always high, even when they are cooking at a volume no louder than a whisper, or floating through the melody of a romantic ballad. Each piece they play brims with the fun the players have together and with the admiration they have for each other. Charged Particles are a treat to hear! Read more …
Dr. Steph Sallum (UC Irvine)
Imaging Planet Formation with Adaptive Optics
Dr. Steph Sallum is an Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy at UC Irvine. She studies planet formation directly with high resolution imaging and interferometry. She develops and applies interferometric techniques on adaptive-optics corrected telescopes, and uses them to image young stars and protoplanetary disks. This approach allows her to probe smaller angular separations than “traditional” imaging techniques, expanding the parameter space for exoplanet and disk detections. She is also involved in exoplanet imaging instrument development as the Project Scientist for the Keck/SCALES integral field spectrograph, and as a member of the TMT/Planetary Systems Imager team.
Tickets can be purchased at ucsctickets.com starting April 13th, 2022 at Noon.
Join Friends of Lick Observatory (FoLO) and Get Tickets Early
If you’d like to purchase tickets as early as noon on April 6th, 2022, join our Friends of Lick Observatory (FoLO) program by March 1st, 2022. As a thank you for supporting the observatory, you’ll get special access to purchase tickets before they go on sale for the general public.
More information about tickets and pricing is available at Music of the Spheres.
|7:30 pm||Doors Open||Brief Telescope Visits|
|8:30 pm||Concert, Main Hall|
|9:30 pm||Science Talk, Lecture Hall||Telescope Viewings|
|10:30 pm||Science Talk (repeated), Lecture Hall||Telescope Viewings|
|1:00 am||Doors Close|
Gift shop is open from 7:30pm-8:30pm, and reopens after the concert until 11:30pm.
More general information about the event is available at Music of the Spheres.